Chicago-Kent News

Apr 20, 2010
The Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Richard W. Wright as a Distinguished Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Distinguished professor is the highest faculty rank at the university and is reserved for a small number of senior faculty...
Apr 13, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law has awarded the first Matt Lash Memorial Scholarship and announced the date of the second annual "Lash Bash," an event that supports the scholarship fund. Established last year by the family of Matt Lash, a 2007 Chicago-Kent graduate, and a group of his classmates,...
Apr 9, 2010
The law firm of Jackson Lewis and Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace have announced the winners of the 2009–10 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Awards were presented to the top three entries. Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent...
Apr 7, 2010
Richard Komaiko, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, won first-place among Web technology companies at the 2010 University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition held March 25 and 26 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. Komaiko's company, The Lawyer Market...
Mar 31, 2010
Damien Clark and Charles Prochaska, third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law, finished among the top four teams in the country in the National Trial Competition held March 24 to 28 in Dallas, Tex. Chicago-Kent students Charles Prochaska '10 (left) and Damien Clark '10, semifinalists in...
Mar 31, 2010
Cook County Circuit Court Judge William O. Maki yesterday upheld a complaint filed by Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Open Government on behalf of Oak Lawn resident Karen Berge against the Village of Oak Lawn board of trustees. Berge alleges that the board directly violated the Illinois...
Mar 22, 2010
Damien Clark and Charles Prochaska, third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law, are the winners of the Region 8 championship of the National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States. This is the fourth consecutive year and the 23rd time in the past 29...
Mar 19, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law and Soochow University School of Law in Taiwan have signed an agreement to establish a training program for Taiwanese lawyers that can culminate in an LL.M. degree from Chicago-Kent. The agreement was initialed recently by Chicago-Kent dean Harold J. Krent and Soochow...
Mar 19, 2010
Joan C. Williams, distinguished professor of law, 1066 Foundation chair and founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, will deliver the 32nd annual Kenneth M. Piper Lecture . Professor Williams will address the...
Mar 9, 2010
Francine Soliunas, assistant dean for strategy and student professional development and executive director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has received a 2010 Sage Award from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations...
Mar 5, 2010
Chicago-Kent College of Law has earned a berth in the finals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Chicago-Kent finished second among a field of 24 law schools in the Southeast Super-Regional competition, held in Miami February 25 to 28. The team is one of only a dozen U...
Mar 4, 2010
The Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Adella Deacon, Janelle Fairchild, Clyde Guilamo and Katrice Hall has advanced to the national finals of the National Black Law Students Association's (NBLSA) Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Chicago-Kent, one of the top two teams in the Midwest...
Feb 3, 2010
Columbia University professor Jagdish Bhagwati has been named Chicago-Kent College of Law's Centennial Visitor for 2010. Professor Bhagwati will deliver the 2010 Centennial Lecture, "U.S. Trade Policy: Why the Drift Is Dangerous," at 3 p.m. on March 3 in the Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom...
Jan 29, 2010
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of alumnus and adjunct professor Michael G. Rogers '89, who taught at our law school for more than 15 years. Mike died on January 27 at age 46. "Mike was a remarkable teacher and coach and an invaluable member of our adjunct faculty," said...
Jan 25, 2010
New audio, video and graphic enhancements to A2J Author® software will make it easier for court personnel and legal aid lawyers to help the public gain access to the legal system. The Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) at Chicago-Kent College of Law, in partnership with the Center...
Jan 21, 2010
Illinois Institute of Technology has established an annual award honoring IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Professor Sheldon H. Nahmod for his work in civil rights and civil liberties. The award is sponsored by IIT's Office of Multicultural Student Services. Distinguished Professor...
Jan 13, 2010
Terri LeClercq, a prolific scholar and nationally recognized authority on legal writing, research and drafting, has been named Chicago-Kent College of Law's first Ralph Brill Visiting Professor. Professor LeClercq will visit the law school during the week of February 22, 2010, to participate in a...
Mar 25, 2008
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the recent death of Fred Herzog, former dean of Chicago-Kent from 1970 to 1973. He died on March 21, 2008, at age 100. "Fred Herzog was a champion professor, dean and human being," said Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent. "Generations of Chicago-Kent...
Feb 28, 2007
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened to learn of the recent death of John H. Bickley, Jr. '51, an outstanding trial lawyer and 2002 recipient of Chicago-Kent's Alumni Professional Achievement Award. John began his legal career as an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of...
Dec 11, 2006
The Chicago-Kent community was saddened by the death of alumnus Michael R. McKenna, Class of 1976, in a tragic shooting at his office in the Citigroup Center on December 8. Michael, who practiced intellectual property law, was recently profiled on our Web site. We extend our condolences to Michael'...